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Guide to the Randolph County, Alabama, birth records, 1920-1952 mss.3755

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-07T16:22-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Randolph County, Alabama, birth records, 1920-1952

Unit ID:

mss.3755

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet (three small ledgers)

Dates:

1920-1952

General Physical Description note

The ledgers are mainly in good condition, although the spine of the second ledger is separated from the front cover.

Abstract:

Three small ledgers, compiled by Dr. Charles Edward Ford of Roanoke, Alabama, from 1920-1952, listing birth records for Randolph County, Alabama.

creator

Ford, Charles Edward, Dr., 1886-1953

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014

Preferred Citation:

Randolph County, Alabama, birth records, 1920-1952, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

gift of Harriot Hall and Julie Friedman, 2014

Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Charles Edward Ford (born 1886; died 1953) was a physician in Roanoke, Alabama, in the first half of the twentieth century.

Scope and Contents note

These three small ledgers, compiled by Dr. Charles Edward Ford of Roanoke, Alabama, from 1920-1952, lists Randolph County, Alabama, birth records. Entries are chronological and each gives the father's name, age, sex, and race, as well as the mother's name (presumably her maiden name as the parent's surnames are different in each entry), age, sex, and race. After the mother's information is the infant's name, sex, and race, with the time of birth. The last line of the entry is the place of birth (sometimes a postal route number is given also). Many of the earlier entries include the father's occupation. The last columns have some sort of code that might indicate the birth order and possibly the number of live siblings.

Source(s)

Friedman, Julie (local)

Hall, Harriot (local)

Genealogy (lcsh)

Randolph County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Registers of births, etc. (lcsh)

Ledger - 1920-1925 Box 3755.001 Folder 1

Ledger - 1925-1951 Box 3755.001 Folder 2

Ledger - 1951-1952 Box 3755.001 Folder 3